Brookshire is a city in Waller County, a part of the Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area.
Brookshire is located 34 miles west of downtown Houston along Interstate 10, 7 miles west of Katy, the fastest-growing residential region in the U.S. It is part of the Interstate 10 Energy Corridor, part of the west Houston and Katy market, and a member of West I-10 Chamber of Commerce. Igloo Industries has a 2 million ft2 cooler factory just east of Brookshire and Rooms To Go recently completed a 2.5 million ft2 distribution warehouse and showroom at the intersection of I-10 and Woods Road, just east of Brookshire. The population was 4702 as of the 2010 census, a growth rate of 36% since the 2000 census.
Brookshire was named in honor of Nathan Brookshire, who was a large land owner in the vicinity and a leading resident. He was a captain in the Texian Army and participated in the storming and capture of Bexar in 1835. In 1893, John Kellner donated land and filed a plat for the Town of Kellner out of the William Cooper Survey, one of the oldest headrights in the state. Also in 1893, John Brookshire and O. C. Drew filed their plat for the Town of Brookshire out of the H. H. Pennington Survey. On May 24, 1946, the City of Brookshire was incorporated, comprising both the Kellner and the Brookshire/Drew plats.
Brookshire is located at 29°47′1″N 95°57′16″W (29.783737, -95.954325).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.5 square miles (9.1 km²), all of it land.